Matador Guide to Best College Towns in America

Photo courtesy of DCBA

Photo courtesy of DCBA

As written by the Matador Network: The best college towns have a few things in common: culturally vibrant downtowns with shopping and globally-influenced dining, unique arts and culture scenes (particularly music), and opportunities for outdoor recreation.  Farmer's Markets, local history, and local events like movie nights, al fresco concerts, and yoga in the park are what bring residents - temporary and permanent - together.  

Chico rates #8 in America.  

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